Your new house has an existing home security system
Many times after you close on a house, you’ll find that the old owners didn’t take a smart home system. All the components function well, are hung in the right spaces, and are ready to go. In this case, all you might have to do is to call and establish a new monitoring contract. A Vivint installer will still come out to make sure there are no compatibility issues, and they may offer options on where you should replace bad outdated components. It's a quick visit, and you can have your monitoring set up without having a bill for any new devices -- unless you make additions.
The outgoing owners can move an existing Vivint contract to your family for a nominal transfer fee to make the process a snap. If the previous owners are moving to an apartment or smaller home, turning over the Vivint service may be an addendum of the sale.
You need to move and bring your home security devices with you
You might want to bring your existing home security components with you to a new home when you move. That’s fairly simple to accomplish, as many components are plug and play. You can remove each component by yourself or use a professional installer to come and dismantle the system. Then a pro will set up the same components -- and any new things you want -- in your new house. The home security contract will remain the same.